I haven’t posted anything since this past weekend. That’s because I’ve been a bit busy and a bit tired. I’ve been sleeping through most of the evenings. I’m hoping to feel rested again soon. of course, staying up last night to keep tabs on Wendy Davis’s incredible filibuster efforts and the support she received from the feminist army through to the end didn’t help that. But all the same, it was worth it. I went to bed after they GOP senators tried to sneak in a vote after midnight and started making the claim that the vote happened first. I was glad to see that their last ditch attempt at fraud failed. Just one question: What do we as nation have to do to make sure they never try such a thing again?
Naturally, I’m very excited to learn that the Supreme Court has struck down DOMA. I’m pleased that they also sent those who were trying to get Proposition 8 reinstated packing, but I’m disappointed that they didn’t tackle the constitutionality question and destroy all such discriminatory marriage laws and state amendments for good.
Finally, I’m concerned about the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the Voting Rights Act. While I’m certainly glad that we’re that much closer to marriage equality and I’m glad women get to maintain control over their bodies, I can’t forget those who will be disenfranchised by states who now can do what they can to screw over non-white voters because no one is looking.
I hope to be back soon with something a bit more insightful to offer. In the meantime, go read the wonderful links of what other people are saying.